TTU College of Business receives international accreditation
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (June 3, 2009) — Tennessee Tech University’s College of Business was recently accredited as an International Business School by the Network of International Business Schools.
The accreditation focuses on the degree to which the business school has become international in all facets of its organization. TTU’s College of Business is one of only three schools in North America and eight schools worldwide currently accredited. The accreditation process consists of a self-assessment questionnaire on internationalization, a visit by an accreditation team, and the decision by the NIBS Board of Directors.
“We are extremely pleased to have our efforts recognized by the Network of International Business Schools,” said Bob Wood, associate dean of the College of Business. “The accreditation is the culmination of the efforts of many individuals over the past several years.
“In addition to traditional international business courses, we have also worked to increase semester long exchange opportunities, short-term study abroad courses, and international experience opportunities for our students and the community,” Wood said. “We believe that these activities better prepare our students for the competition of the global marketplace.”
NIBS is a group of 80 business schools from around the world that believe the internationalization of business and the globalization of the economy are essential elements in the evolution of managerial practices. NIBS members believe that higher education and training must integrate a strong international dimension, including the practice of foreign languages, the study of comparative management techniques and the experience of working and studying abroad.
They also believe that cooperation between educational institutions in different countries contributes to a better understanding between nations by furthering awareness and knowledge of other cultures and social practices. Members of NIBS recognize each other’s qualifications, have a common goal of collaboration, and encourage participation in student and faculty exchanges and joint teaching and research programs. NIBS also sponsors an International Case Competition for undergraduate students which is held annually; Tennessee Tech hosted the competition in March.